Amnesty International has called on Egyptian authorities to stop their “appalling reprisals” against detainees and family members who leaked videos to the media showing torture at a Cairo police station.
The Prison Authority has begun to transfer as many as hundreds of women prisoners from two sites in Cairo and Alexandria to the newly established prison complex in Wadi al-Natrun, Beheira Governorate, according to two lawyers who spoke to Mada Masr on condition of anonymity.
A new law approved on Tuesday by the Egyptian parliament, turning the name of prisons into “correctional facilities” and prisoners into “inmates” has been met with widespread satire on social media.
The Egyptian Interior Ministry announced, on Tuesday, the death of a very dangerous criminal, and the arrest of two during its raid on the hideout.
More than three years have elapsed since the Egyptian politician and former parliamentarian, Mostafa Alnajjar disappeared. Alnajjar is a dentist and the former Head of the Justice Party. He travelled to the southern Egyptian governorate of Aswan on 27 September 2018. Since then, his whereabouts and fate remain unknown.
When the family of Tamer Fikry Gamal Eddin, 50, went on Sunday to visit him at Minya Prison, where he was serving a 10-year sentence, they discovered that he had passed away the previous week.
At least eight detainees in Cairo’s Al-Salam Police Station are under investigation by State Security apparatus in Egypt after videos of prisoners being tortured were leaked, the Egyptian Front for Human Rights said.
The Egyptian Ministry of Interior on Tuesday decided to consider the headquarters of the General Intelligence Service in the New Administrative Capital as one of the places legally authorised to detain suspects in intelligence cases.
Detainees at Egypt’s Al-Salam Police Station in Cairo claim they suffered renewed torture following leaks of secret filming of abuse.
The Egyptian Interior Ministry yesterday denied reports that the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badei, has caught the coronavirus, Rai Al-Youm reported.